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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rachdmorgan, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. rachdmorgan

    rachdmorgan New Egg

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    I am new to the incubating/chicken raising thing. I live/work in Africa and am giving this a try for fun. Incubated 10 eggs and have 6 that I candled at 18 days and were still active. Today was day 21 and 2 have hatched and the others are rocking and pipping. I think only one egg may not have pipped. The two that hatched are very rambunctious which makes me nervous they will break the other eggs but they aren't dry enough to take out.
    Appreciate any wisdom and have found BYC to be very useful in the process.
     
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Things sound like they are ok and you have nothing to worry about. Hatched chicks often knock other eggs about when they have hatched with no ill affects. I've had the incubator cram packed with eggs and chicks and things have been fine.

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    As you can see in the pics it gets pretty full. Chicks and eggs are far stronger than you think.

    The links that NorthFLChick left for you have some great info, I'm sure you will find it a good read.

    Good luck with your hatch :fl

    Enjoy BYC :frow
     
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  4. KatharinetheGr8

    KatharinetheGr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!! New baby chicks are so much fun! The ladies who posted before me possess a wealth of knowledge about chickens so if you've got any questions they will surely have wise advice or will be able to guide you in the right direction. Welcome to the BYC community! Glad to have you here!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sometimes the newly hatched bumping around and chirping - inspire they others to pip. Sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG]
     
  7. rachdmorgan

    rachdmorgan New Egg

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  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  10. rachdmorgan

    rachdmorgan New Egg

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    Hi,
    So they all died one by one! I have no idea why. They would go extra sleepy, then start shaking, turn their necks, flip over and die! It was rather awful as one minute they were totally fine and the next minute dead. I am cleaning everything and starting over. I currently have 14 eggs in my incubator that are on day 4. I candled and it looks so far as if 12 are fertile and have growing embryos. My incubator seems to work just fine as the chicks hatched very well previously.

    I'm doing this in Tanzania East Africa, because I work and live here and am originally from Missouri.

    I am receiving pullets Saturday from a new supplier which is also where I got the eggs from that are currently in my incubator. Fingers crossed they don't all die! Any suggestions would be helpful....as far as I can understand from the locals I am incubating and trying to raise a mixed breed between a local chicken and what they call a "modern" chicken. Sorry, I know that isn't very helpful in describing the breed.

    As they grow i will try to post photos and maybe someone can help better identify the breed.

    Thanks,
    Rachel (very much a Newbie)
     

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